I’m beginning to feel like a personal chef here. My schedule has gone all screwy, and I am working at night, with a three hour break in the afternoon. My room-mate and I have an agreement that we will each cook two days a week. Because of my schedule, I find myself running home to prepare something for dinner at a time when I am not hungry. Curiously, I find myself more into making the plate look pretty.
On Monday, I made a salad with most of the lettuce I had left from last Thursday’s delivery. I added sliced scallions, sliced sweet red pepper, sliced tomato, and some herbs, then chopped up about 7 walnut halves and sprinkled them over the top. To the plate, I added beet salad, and wilted beet greens. I garnished with thin slices of the pretty red and white beets.
Tonight, I made the same salad again (without onion, since I’ve run out), same garnish. To the plate, I added the rest of the beet salad and a “salad” of chopped green beans and sweet red peppers with olive oil and garlic.
Both nights, I just threw some tomatoes in the blender with various vegetables, and drank it down as I was washing the dishes. I am looking forward to sitting down to dinner again, hopefully soon.